Accident Cessna 172M ZS-JDO,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 273019
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Date:Saturday 8 January 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172M
Registration: ZS-JDO
MSN: 172-65601
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage:
Location:To the left of Runway 17 FAGC -   South Africa
Departure airport:Johannesburg-Grand Central Airport (GCJ/FAGC)
Destination airport:Johannesburg-Grand Central Airport (GCJ/FAGC)
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The instructor and student pilot were executing touch and go landings on Runway 17 at Grand Central Aerodrome, but however, during the 3rd touch and go landing, the left-hand main landing gear wheel separated from aircraft. The aircraft then veered to the left and ran (rolled) for approximately 220m before the aircraft came to rest on the grass adjacent to the runway. The left-hand elevator and the left-hand main landing gear were subsequently damaged during the accident sequence. The instructor and student pilot sustained no injuries. The last MPI (mandatory periodic inspection) was certified on 26 November 2004 at a total of 5046.9 airframe hours. The aircraft had flown a further 54.6 since the MPI was certified. PROBABLE CAUSE: The failure of the left-hand main landing gear is attributed to an overload with no signs of any metallurgical abnormality being observed.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report



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